Psychological Aspects of Cyberspace: Theory, Research, Applications

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Mai 2008



A state-of-the-art collation of scientific investigations into the social, behavioral and psychological aspects of cyberspace.


Preface; 1. Reflections on the psychology and social science of cyberspace Azy Barak and John Suler; 2. Privacy, trust and disclosure online Carina B. Paine and Adam N. Joinson; 3. Internet abuse: emerging trends and lingering questions Janet Morahan-Martin; 4. Flow experience in cyberspace: current studies and perspectives Alexander E. Voiskounsky; 5. Cybertherapeutic theory and techniques John Suler; 6. Exposure in cyberspace as means of enhancing psychological assessment Azy Barak and Liat Hen; 7. Down the rabbit hole: the role of place in the initiation and development of online relationships Andrea J. Baker; 8. The sexy side of the internet: an examination of sexual activities and materials in cyberspace Monica Whitty and William A. Fisher; 9. The contact hypothesis reconsidered: interacting via internet: theoretical and practical aspects Yair Amichai-Hamburger; 10. Influences on the nature and functioning of online groups Katelyn Y. A. McKenna (Yael Kaynan); 11. Online motivational factors: incentives for participation and contribution in Wikipedia Sheizaf Rafaeli and Yaron Ariel; 12. How internet-mediated research changes science Ulf-Dietrich Reips.


Azy Barak is Professor of Psychology in the Department of Education at the University of Haifa, Israel.


'Suler offers a unique and creative model of the therapist as consultant, creating tailored interventions for a client from various websites and interventions according to his or her dimensionally specified needs. This chapter provides a compelling example of matching treatment to a patient's needs ... I was particularly excited as I started to read the chapters describing the nature and functioning of online groups and motivation related to Wikipedia contributions. ... Psychological Aspects of Cyberspace: Theory, Research, Applications provides researchers and students with a rich and diverse set of concepts to study as they explore the psychological aspects of this new reality.' Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books
EAN: 9780521873017
ISBN: 0521873010
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Mai 2008
Seitenanzahl: 298 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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